OpEd: New Doc’ Out in the Night’ Shows Justice is Anything But Blind

Justice Anything But

It was the night of August 18, 2006 on the “gay friendly” streets of Greenwich Village in New York City when the lives of seven friends would be forever changed. While out for a night of fun, seven black lesbians from Newark, New Jersey were first verbally assaulted by an African American male who told them that he would “f*&$ them straight,” and then they were physically assaulted.

Once the African American male’s harassment turned violent — ripping at one of the girl’s hair and pulling it out from the root, and choking another girl to the ground — one of the friends took out a pocketknife from her purse and stabbed their attacker.

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